By the Numbers: UFC 205 has big non-title fights too

Current ranking of Chris Weidman as a UFC middleweight

Pro record of “The All-American,” including nine finishes

Consecutive/successful title defenses by the former UFC middleweight champion Weidman, 2nd most UFC middleweight title defenses behind Anderson Silva’s 10

Consecutive wins by Weidman inside the Octagon from 2011 to 2015, tied with Junior Dos Santos and Max Holloway for 6th longest win streak in UFC history

UFC finishes by Weidman - 4 KO/TKOs, 2 subs, tied for 4th most in UFC middleweight history

Fighters have earned a submission win with a D’Arce choke in UFC history - Weidman was one of them as he finished Tom Lawlor at UFC 139

Percentage of Weidman’s 10 UFC fights where Weidman has earned a bonus - 2x Fight of the Night, 2x Knockout of the Night, 1x Performance of the Night and 1x Submission of the Night

Takedowns by Weidman inside the Octagon

Takedown accuracy percentage by Weidman, 4th best in UFC middleweight history (min. 5 fights and 20 att.)

Takedown defense percentage by Weidman, UFC average is 60.5%

2006, 2007
Years that Weidman achieved NCAA Division I All-American honors wrestling for Hofstra University

Current ranking of Yoel Romero as a UFC middleweight

Wins by “Soldier of God” and 0 losses inside the Octagon

Significant strike differential per minute rate by Romero, 6th best among active UFC middleweights and 10th best in UFC middleweight history (min. 5 fights)

Flying knee knockouts in UFC history including Romero’s Octagon debut against Clifford Starks at UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Melendez earning a Knockout of the Night bonus

Third round KO/TKO finishes by Romero - over Ronny Markes, Derek Brunson, Tim Kennedy and Lyoto Machida - inside the Octagon, 2nd most such wins in UFC history behind Randy Couture’s 5

Knockdowns landed by Romero, including one in his most recent split decision win over Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza at UFC 194, tied for 5th most among active UFC middleweights

Significant striking accuracy percentage by Romero, 3rd best in UFC middleweight history (min. 5 fights and 350 att.)

Takedown defense percentage by Romero, 5th best among active UFC middleweights and 7th best in UFC middleweight history (min. 5 fights and 20 opp.)

Year that Romero won a silver medal in freestyle wrestling at the Olympic Games representing Cuba

Current ranking of Kelvin Gastelum as a UFC welterweight

The Ultimate Fighter season Gastelum won as a middleweight

UFC wins by Gastelum including his most recent unanimous decision over former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks at UFC 200

Significant strikes landed by Gastelum against Hendricks and Gastelum stuffed 80% of Hendricks’ five takedown attempts

Significant strikes landed per minute rate by Gastelum, UFC average is 2.83

Takedown accuracy percentage by Gastelum, UFC average is 39.5%

Percentage of the six UFC opponents Gastelum has attempted to takedown that he’s successfully taken down at least once, Gastelum missed on his one attempt against Hendricks

Significant striking defense percentage by Gastelum, 3rd best among active UFC welterweights behind Robert Whittaker’s 67.1% and current UFC welterweight champ Tyron Woodley’s 67.6% (min. 5 fights and 350 opp. att.)

UFC’s average sig. striking accuracy percentage, which seven of Gastelum’s eight UFC welterweight opponents haven’t been able to top - Brian Melancon 33%, Rick Story 27%, Nico Musoke 28%, Jake Ellenberger 41%, Tyron Woodley 25%, Nate Marquardt 36% and Neil Magny 37%; Hendricks had 44%

Times that Gastelum has been outstruck across his eight UFC welterweight bouts

UFC/pro losses by Gastelum are both by split decision to Neil Magny and current UFC champ Tyron Woodley

Current ranking of Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone as a UFC welterweight

Wins and finishes by Cerrone since moving up to welterweight from lightweight, including his second round knockout of Rick Story at UFC 202, which earned a Performance of the Night bonus

UFC wins by Cerrone at welterweight and lightweight, tied for 3rd most in UFC history behind Georges St-Pierre’s 19 and Michael Bisping’s 20

Finishes by Cowboy inside the Octagon (7 KO/TKOs, 5 subs), tied with Joe Lauzon for 5th most in UFC history

Knockdowns by Cerrone inside the Octagon, tied with Junior Dos Santos for 6th most in UFC history

KO/TKOs by Cerrone stemming from kicks inside the Octagon, tied with Edson Barboza and Vitor Belfort for most in UFC history

Leg kicks landed by Cowboy, most in UFC history

UFC bonuses by Cerrone - 5x Performance of the Night, 3x Fight of the Night, 3x Knockout of the Night and 2x Submission of the Night

Performance of the Night bonuses by Cowboy, tied with Anthony Johnson and Conor McGregor for most in UFC history

Current ranking of Miesha Tate as a UFC women’s bantamweight

UFC event where “Cupcake” Tate won the UFC women’s bantamweight championship from Holly Holm

Time into the bout when Tate secured a rear naked choke of Holm to claim the belt, 4th latest finish in UFC history

Consecutive wins by the former Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champ inside the Octagon prior to losing the UFC belt to Amanda Nunes at UFC 200

Total strikes landed by Tate in UFC/Strikeforce competition, 3rd most in UFC/Strikeforce women’s bantamweight history

Takedowns by Tate in UFC/Strikeforce competition, most in UFC/Strikeforce women's bantamweight history

Percentage of Tate’s 15 UFC/Strikeforce bouts where she has completed at least one takedown of her opponent after attempting at least one takedown, only Amanda Nunes didn’t get taken down

Current ranking of Raquel Pennington as a UFC women’s bantamweight

The Ultimate Fighter season where “Rocky” was a semi-finalist

UFC record by Pennington

Active UFC win streak by Pennington, 3rd longest active UFC women’s bantamweight win streak behind current UFC champ Amanda Nunes’ and Julianna Pena’s 4

Submission wins by Pennington inside the Octagon - the rare bulldog choke against Ashlee Evans-Smith at UFC 181 and a guillotine choke against Jessica Andrade at UFC 191

Percentage of Pennington’s UFC losses by split decision - Jessica Andrade at UFC 171 and Holly Holm at UFC 184

Significant striking accuracy percentage by Pennington, UFC average is 42%

Significant strikes landed by Pennington have occurred in the clinch

Percentage of Pennington’s significant strikes occur in the clinch, largest proportion of the type belongs to UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson’s 42.4%

Significant striking defense percentage by Pennington, UFC average is 58%

Takedowns landed by Pennington inside the Octagon

Takedown defense percentage by Pennington, UFC average is 60.5%


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